Region 12 – Chaudières-Appalaches

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MCDC – Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation

MCDC plans to operate a wellness center for seniors, to keep them physically and intellectually active as well as socially included. Activities include:

Healthy After 50 “Healthy after 50” workshops are delivered each year to encourage participants to exercise their cognitive and physical abilities. These sessions will be inspired by programs available in French such as “Vie Active,” “Vivre en Équilibre,” P.I.E.D., etc.
Nutrition Month Event In partnership with CIUSSS-MCQ – sector l’Érable, promote healthy eating habits by hosting an information session and offering a nutritious meal demonstrating healthier alternatives to one’s daily diet during the national Nutrition month in March.

In addition, MCDC will offer:
Drop-In Sessions Seniors get the opportunity to meet, exercise, and socialize in a friendly and secure environment. All sessions offer exercise, and intergenerational activities with students of the local elementary and high schools (e.g. light suppers served by young volunteers, playing cards and exchanging letters through a pen pal project with Grade 3 students).

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